Stories tagged: #startswithfarmers

Pamela Anderson: Achieving SDG2 #StartsWithFarmers

In this guest post, Pamela Anderson, Director of Agricultural Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, charts the innovations needed to empower farmers to meet SDG2.

It may frustrate those of us who work in this area but it is hardly surprising that innovation is not the first thing that springs to the public’s mind when they think about agriculture.

After all, farming has taken place for almost as long as women and men have walked the planet. It is also true that, for millions of farmers across Africa and the developing world, the fundamentals and tools of agriculture remain the same as before – back-breaking planting, tilling and harvesting. Continue reading